Moving from IoT to IIoT with Maker Boards, Linux, and Open-source Software Tools – Matt Newton, Opto 22
In this session, developers will learn how to use the open-source tools, maker boards, and technology they’re already familiar with to develop applications that have the potential to deliver a massive positive impact on society. There are billions of devices–sensors, I/O, control systems, motors, pumps, drives–siloed behind proprietary control and information systems, waiting to be tapped into. This workshop is geared towards teaching the developer community how to use the tools they’re already familiar with to access, monitor, and manage these assets to create a potentially huge positive impact on our way of life.
About Matt Newton
Matt Newton is Director of Technical Marketing for Opto 22. With over 15 years experience in the technology sector as an applications and systems engineer, Matt has extensive experience in supporting embedded platforms, automation systems, wired and wireless networking, network security technologies, and the Internet of Things. Matt has spoken at many technology gatherings including the Embedded Linux Conference 2016, the Automation Conference 2016, Smart Industry 2016, IoT Evolution Expo 2016.
The Internet of Things is not merely a buzzword, it’s a speedily extending fact.
With an ever-increasing number of devices available to help you automate, protect, and monitor your residence, it has never been easier nor more tempting to try your hand at home automation. Whether you’re looking to manipulate your HVAC(Heating Ventilating Air Conditioning) system from another location, integrate a home theater, safeguard your home from burglary, fire, or other terrors, reduce your energy use, or simply control several lights, there are numerous devices on offer at your grasp.
While connected devices typically contain proprietary components, a good first step in bringing open source into your home automation system is to make certain that the device which ties your devices together-and presents you with an user interface to them (the “hub”)-is open source. Fortuitously, there are many options to choose from, with options to run on everything from your always-on PC to a Raspberry Pi.
Here are just a few of our faves.
Calaos is designed as a full-stack home automation platform, together with a server application, touchscreen display interface, web application, native mobile apps for iOS and Android, and a preconfigured Linux operating-system to run underneath. English speaking readers should be advised that, while some English documentation is offered, some of the instructional material and even support forums are mostly in French.
Calaos is licensed under version 3 of the GPL and you can view its source code on GitHub. https://github.com/calaos
Domoticz is a home automation system with a rather wide collection of supported devices, ranging from weather stations to smoke detectors to remote controls, with a great number of extra alternative party integrations documented on the project’s web page. It is designed with an HTML5 frontend, which makes it reachable from both desktop browsers and even most modern phones, and is lightweight, running on a lot of low power devices just like the Raspberry Pi.
Domoticz is written mainly in C/C++ under the GPLv3, and its source code could be located on GitHub. https://github.com/domoticz/domoticz
Home Assistant is an open source home automation platform, and is designed to be comfortably deployed on nearly any machine which could run Python 3, from a Raspberry Pi to a NAS device, and even ships with a Docker container to make implementing on other systems very simple. It combines with a variety of open source and commercial offerings, letting you link, to illustrate, IFTTT, weather information, or perhaps your Amazon Echo device, to controls from locks to lights to even a command line notifier.
Home Assistant is released under an MIT license, and its source code is offred from GitHub. https://github.com/balloob/home-assistant
OpenHAB (short for Open Home Automation Bus) is one of the most common home automation tools amongst open source lovers, with a considerable user community and quite a number of supported devices and integrations. Written in Java, openHAB is portable across many major platforms and also runs properly on the Raspberry Pi. Supporting hundreds of devices, openHAB is designed to be device-agnostic while making it easier for developers to incorporate their own devices or plugins to the system. OpenHAB also ships iOS and Android apps for device control, and a design tools so you can develop your own User interface for your smart home system.
You will discover openHAB’s source code on GitHub licensed under the Eclipse Public License. https://github.com/openhab/openhab
OpenMotics is a smart home automation system with both software and hardware under open source licenses, designed at providing an extensive system for controlling devices rather than stitching together several devices from different providers. As opposed to a lot of the other systems designed mainly for effortless retrofitting, OpenMotics specializes in a hardwired solution. For further, see our full article from OpenMotics backend developer Frederick Ryckbosch.
The source code for OpenMotics is licensed under the GPLv2 and is readily available for download on GitHub. https://github.com/openmotics
These aren’t the only options available, obviously. Many home automation hobbyists go with a diverse solution, or even opt to roll their very own. Several other potential choices to think of contain LinuxMCE, PiDome, MisterHouse or smarthomatic. Other people opt for unique smart home devices without adding them into a single all-encompassing system.
With full support for Bluetooth 5 optional features, the ways that the nRF52840 will make life more productive, more secure and more fun are virtually endless! For sure, there will be a number of interesting use-cases for pets, too. 🙂
Nordic Semiconductor is showing various demos showcasing their nRF52 series microcontrollers, showcasing the nRF52840 specifically, which supports all the new features introduced in Bluetooth 5.0, while also adding 802.15.4 and Thread support to the Nordic platform.
Nordic Semiconductor is a designer of SOCs for Wireless devices. The company specializes in ultra-low power performance wireless system on a chip. Nordic Seminconductor has put a great deal of work into Bluetooth low energy. Nordic components are often found in products such as wireless gamepad, mouse, keyboard, intelligent sports equipment, wireless medical, remote control, voice over IP, security, wearables, Internet of things devices and toys.
The nRF52840 (https://nordicsemi.com/eng/Products/nRF52840) is the latest System on a chip for wireless from Nordic. The nRF52840 SoC is based on a ARM Cortex-M4F CPU with 1MB flash and 256kB RAM on chip. The embedded 2.4GHz transceiver supports Bluetooth® low energy. There are kits with the nRF52840 available today.
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LAUNCHED DEC 6, 2016: The nRF52840 Preview DK is a versatile single board development kit for Bluetooth 5, ANT, IEEE 802.15.4 and 2.4GHz proprietary applications using the nRF52840 SoC. The kit is hardware compatible with the Arduino Uno Revision 3 standard, making it possible to use 3rd-party shields that are compatible to this standard. An NFC antenna can be connected the kit to enable NFC tag functionality. It supports the standard Nordic Software Development Tool-chain using Keil, IAR and GCC. Program/Debug options on the kit is Segger J-Link OB. For more info see: https://www.nordicsemi.com/Products/nRF52840-Preview-DK
Read more about the nRF52840 SoC https://www.nordicsemi.com/Products/nRF52840
Thread demo featuring an nRF52840, explained by Audun from Nordic. The solution is built on OpenThread technology and includes various nodes typically seend in smart houses, like locks, lights, power outlets and more. Thread is a self-healing mesh-based technology and the demo includes a graphical tool to look at the current network topology.
Aconno is showing off the world’s first Bluetooth5 module based on the Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 ARM Cortex-M4 device which I filmed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJJk1nth_3A and here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxehbJxpLMQ it features Bluetooth 5, Thread, ANT+, can run for 25 years on a CR23032 coin cell battery, developers can connect through a tag connect interface and it can support USB and NFC.
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